“It will streamline a lot of things and save paperwork,” said Grand County High School activities director Ronald Dolphin, who recently attended UHSAA-sponsored training sessions on the new registration process.
According to the UHSAA, the new system is designed to help school administrators and coaches manage student-athlete eligibility, transfer applications, and team rosters in a central location.
Dolphin said about a dozen Utah schools successfully tried out a pilot version of the program earlier this spring. Starting this fall, the online registration will be required for all athletes and schools participating in UHSAA activities for the upcoming school year.
“If they don’t register online, they won’t be eligible to play,” Dolphin said, adding that all athletes will still need to have a complete physical examination done by a physician each school year.
Each school can set its own participation fees, which can be set up to be paid on-line, but Dolphin said that GCHS athletes will continue to pay their fees in person through the school’s main office, at least for now.
Dolphin said that when he attended the training and first logged in, he found that more than 20 GCHS athletes — mostly football and girls soccer players — had already registered after he had informed the fall sports coaches about the new system.
“It will make it a lot easier for myself and the coaches to keep track of eligibility and add or delete players from a roster,” Dolphin said.
The website is operated by Sports Line Software, LLC, a Utah company that has contracted with UHSAA to manage the website and provide associated support. The site features a detailed checklist that students can follow as they try out for a sports team. Students and their parents will have access to all the necessary forms and documents, and be able to download them and/or electronically sign them.
Dolphin said the site itself will be free of charge for GCHS parents, coaches, and students to use, as any setup costs have been covered by the high school.
“All you need to register and log in is a valid email address,” he said.
For more information, visit the RegisterMyAthlete.com website or call Dolphin at 435-260-6024.